** This thread discusses the article: CGI RPG IV--Getting Started **
Bob, I liked your idea of the STDOUT wrapper to minimise the need for concatenations. However if you want to call it STDOUT and use the normal C Unix escape syntax (i.e. backslash) then it should probably be beefed up to support all the "escape_sequence_characters" (if not octal and hexadecimal too?). Like you said, a pity IBM didn't include this translation as part of their api (even as an optional parameter) . . from the C manual . . . .
Escape sequences Character Represented a Alert (bell Backspace f Form feed (new page)
New-line (IFSIO changes the value to 0x25
Carriage return Horizontal tab v Vertical tab ' Single quotation mark " Double quotation mark ? Question mark Backslash Rod Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org)